5 Reasons You’ll Love Ramp It Up

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This article is posted is posted in partnership with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery inside the library rolls in an awesome exhibit June 28. Opening Reception from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. that night will rock! DJ Fraktul will be spinnin’ the best beats for fans of skateboarding or just the curious. Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is sure to impress and perhaps educate folks about the diversity of not only our community but also skateboarding culture.

Some people you’ll meet through photos, video and other artwork include the 4-Wheel Warpony skate crew, artist and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk (who will be here Aug. 9), Bryant Chapo and Lee Nash, among many others for whom skateboarding is a way of life. Catch a glimpse of ‘em in photos below, then come to see the exhibit.

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.